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Jakob Von Allmen

Death unknown
Burial Olney, Richland County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 46613586 · View Source
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He was born in Unterseen (the old city beside Interlaken) in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, the son of Johnannes von Allmen and Barbara Brunner. He was christened March 25.
See the von Allmen family in Switzerland.

He married in Gsteig, Switzerland, July 13, 1832 to Margarita von Allmen. (They were from the same village of Unterseen, but there were many vonAllmens in the whole Lauterbrunnen Valley.)

In 1844 his brother Christian emigrated to Illinois. (His brother Johannes did not have a death certificate in Unterseen, so it's possible that he also moved to Illinois, though we cannot find him there.) Christian moved to Evansville, Ind about 1860 and went by Allman.

Jacob and Margarita had 6 children in Switzerland before they also emigrated to the US in 1850, following his brother. They traveled to Havre, France where they boarded the ship, Lemuel Dyer, and arrived in the port of New Orleans Dec. 5, 1850. Then they probably boarded a steamboat for the trip to St. Louis, where they disembarked and traveled East to Richland County. Many other Swiss immigrants by the name of von Allmen also settled in Richland County, IL.

He is in the 1860 Richland Co, IL census as:
Jac VanAlman - 51 Switz
with his wife (Marg't 54)
and 5 children (Jac 24, Eliz't 19, Jno 18, Susan 16, Mary 13)

Jacob bought land in Olney in 1861. He died there probably before 1870.

There is no stone for him in either Haven Hill Cem (in Olney, where daug Mary Steward was buried 1897) or Linden Lawn Cem (1 mi sw of Olney, formerly known as Old German Cemetery, where son Jacob was buried 1919), both which have VonAllmen graves. (The VonAlmens in Saron Cemetery seem to be unrelated.)

I'm sure the stone is long gone or worn away.
According to the Haven Hill records there are 3 graves owned by VonAllmen marked unknown occupant in lot 110 plus one other marked "Family Stone" in lot 1519. There are 12 known VonAllmen graves in Haven Hill: Augusta, Carl, Elsie, Emma, John 1864-1868, John 1875-1948, Josephine, Margaret, Rosa, Susanna, William 1823-1890, and William 1868-1891.
I am hoping to find proof in a original plot book. City Hall (618 395-7302) might have more information about original burial plots.

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  • Created by: M.J. Freeman
  • Added: 12 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46613586
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jakob Von Allmen (19 Mar 1810–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46613586, citing Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Richland County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by M.J. Freeman (contributor 47116079) .